The first ODI between Sri Lanka vs England was called off due to bad weather. Only 15 overs were bowled in the entire contest. England were 95/2 when rain interrupted play and no overs were sent down thereafter. Earlier, After a disappointing Asia Cup tournament, Sri Lanka are hosting England for 5-ODI, 3 Test and 1 T20I series. Some major changes have been made and Angelo Mathews has been left out from the squad. Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed as the limited-overs captain and under his guidance, Sri Lanka will hope to start off with a win. England, on the other hand, will play their first match since the Test series against England, and will hope to continue the winning form.
Sri Lanka vs England,1st ODI: Highlights
Match Called Off
The first ODI between Sri Lanka and England has been called off. Due to heavy rain parts of the ground were unfit for play. Not a ball was bowled since England were 92/2 (15.0 ovs).
The covers are on and the players are going off the field. The rain has started and heavy winds are blowing.
15 overs gone
Joe Root and Eoin Morgan have settled the side after the two quick dismissals. The duo have taken England's total to 92/2 in 15 overs.
10 overs gone, England 55/2
A powerplay that was completely going in England's way has suddenly shifted tides and has turned to England's corner. 10 overs gone, ENG 55/2
GONE! Akila Dananjaya strikes and Alex Hales has lofted a quicker delivery straight to the substitute fielder Sadeera at mid-on. England have lost both their openers after a fiery start.
WICKET! Sri Lanka finally have a breakthrough and it is the danger man Jonny Bairstow who has edged a delivery outside off to wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella. ENG 49/1
Akila Dhananjaya comes out to replace Lasith Maling and he has been hammered for a four and a six in the final two balls by Jonny Bairstow. 7 overs gone, ENG 48/0
4 overs gone, ENG 25/0
England are 25/0 after 4 overs gone. Fantastic start from Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.
HERE WE GO!
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are in the middle for England. Lasith Maling and Nuwan Pradeep are starting the attack with the new ball. HERE WE GO!
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan
Sri Lanka win toss, and elect to bowl first.
Sri Lanka vs England 1st ODI Live
Hello and welcome to our Live blog on the first ODI between Sri Lanka vs England. Sri Lanka failed to even reach the Super Fours of the Asia Cup and have a lot to prove under a new regime. A win at home against England will be the perfect statement for them. But England have a solid batting line-up, especially in the limited-overs format and despite home conditions, things will not be easy for the Dinesh Chandimal-led side.